SYRACUSE, NY (March 8, 2013) – Ross Taylor, a staff photojournalist at The Virginian-Pilot, has been named as the Multimedia Photography and Design department's inaugural MPD Fellow at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
As the school's first MPD Fellow, Taylor will be teaching a class for Newhouse students while working on a year-long photographic and multimedia project and taking classes toward a master's degree.
"Although he'll be busy, it's a great way for Ross to spend time learning new things, helping others grow as visual storytellers, and working on a project that he's passionate about," Bruce Strong said. "The faculty and students are extremely excited to have Ross joining us next year."
Before The Virginian-Pilot, Taylor worked at The Hartford Courant. He's won numerous awards, including NPPA's Photojournalist of the Year (Large Markets), Northern Photographer of the Year, New England Photographer of the Year (Region 1), Virginia Photographer of the Year, and North Carolina Photographer of the Year (twice). He also was nominated for a Pulitzer prize for his work on a combat hospital in Afghanistan, and he's the founder of "The Image, Deconstructed" blog.
A few weeks ago, Syracuse announced that photojournalist Lynn Johnson will be the school's first MPD Visiting Professional, teaching an in-depth projects class.